Sam W P Mhlongo

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OBJECTIVES The objectives of this study were to assess the prevalence of ciprofloxacin-resistant gonorrhoea in two South African cities and to investigate the association between the isolation of ciprofloxacin-resistant Neisseria gonorrhoeae and the HIV serostatus of patients. METHODS Gonococci were cultured from endourethral swabs taken from consecutive(More)
In 1983 Luc Montagnier and his colleagues claimed to have discovered a novel retrovirus presently known as human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By 1984 HIV was almost universally accepted to be the cause of AIDS. However, 20 years later, HIV cannot account for the phenomena for which the retroviral hypothesis was proposed, namely, Kaposi's sarcoma, decrease(More)
Sir: It is gratifying that Gissselquist et al.1, albeit from a different perspective, conclude as we have that heterosexual and mother to child transmission cannot account for the high rates of HIV seropositivity in sub-Saharan Africa2–4. Gisselquist and his colleagues’ argument, that African statistics are explicable in terms of an iatrogenic mechanism(More)